deleting and os

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Sun Aug 12 23:05:18 UTC 2007

On Sunday 12 August 2007, James Takac wrote:
> Hi Guys
> Have a friend that I have finally got used to Ubuntu. He's sick and tired
> of having to fix windows and this time it would need a complete reinstall
> to fix. So what he wants is to get rid of windows entirely (sys is
> currently set to dual boot) but I don't think a complete reinstall of
> Ubuntu is necessary as he thinks it to be. Can I in effect just redo the
> current windows partion and format it ext3 or so and just modify the
> entries in /boot/grub/menu.lst. Or will I need the live cd to boot from and
> the re setup grub from there?
> James

If he is currently able to dual-boot.... (Using what?  grub or the Windows 
loader?)   then yes, you should be able to reformat the windows partitions 
and use it for whatever.

Careful of splitting it up into pieces because that might upset the partition 
numbering,     If he's using grub as a loader, than it should be pretty easy 
because grub will still be there.   If some type of Windows loader, that 
could be a different story.

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